- That 70’s Show star Danny Masterson has been moved from his maximum security prison to a less harsh facility in San Luis Obispo, California.
- The disgraced television actor and Scientologist was convicted last May of raping two women in the early 2000s.
- Their new home, the California Men’s Colony, offers academic and self-help programs such as abuse counseling, mental health treatment and anger management.
That 70’s Show star Danny Masterson has been moved from the maximum security prison at Corcoran State Prison to the less harsh California men’s colony in San Luis Obispo, according to reports.
The disgraced television actor was convicted last May of raping two women in the early 2000s.
He was sentenced in September by a Los Angeles jury to 30 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole for two counts of rape with force, violence or fear of bodily injury.
He was previously due to serve his sentence at Corcoran State Prison, which housed Charles Manson.
That prison, which was built in 1988, houses some of the most dangerous prisoners in California and has a sizable population of Level 4 inmates who need additional protection and supervision.
That 70’s Show star Danny Masterson has been moved from his maximum security prison to a less harsh facility in Obispo, California.
Corcoran State Prison houses some of California’s most dangerous prisoners
Masterson’s new home, the California Men’s Colony, offers academic and self-help programs such as abuse counseling, mental health treatment and anger management.
The California Men’s Colony, however, is a medium- to minimum-security prison that offers academic and self-help programs for inmates to learn vocational skills.
Courses include substance abuse counseling, mental health treatment and anger management.
Records indicate the once-prominent member of the Church of Scientology will first be eligible for parole in 2042, when the now 42-year-old will be 66.
Following Masterson’s sentencing, it was reported that he was under 24-hour surveillance due to potentially showing signs of “mental distress.”
Officers stopped by his cell every half hour to check on him “with the goal of monitoring his mental state and making sure he is safe.”
Masterson’s legal team is attempting to appeal his conviction.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo said in January that Masterson “will likely remain in custody for decades, and perhaps the rest of his life” if his sentence is upheld on appeal.
The judge, who oversaw his trial and subsequently denied him bail, said he is a flight risk in part because his now ex-wife Bijou Phillips filed for divorce following his guilty verdict last year.
Masterson has been moved to a maximum security facility that was Charles Manson’s longtime detention site.
In addition to cult leader Charles Manson (pictured), Corcoran was also the prison where Sirhan Sirhan, who murdered RFK, was held.
Previously, Masterson was to serve his sentence at Corcoran State Prison, which housed Charles Manson.
The judge’s order said: “In light of the fact that the defendant has no wife to return home to, the defendant now has every incentive to flee and little reason to return to state prison and serve the remainder of his long sentence. sentence in case your appeal is unsuccessful. .’
The denial comes after Masterson’s attorneys, Clifford Gardner and Eric Multhaup, wrote in a motion on Jan. 17 asking the court to grant bail to the disgraced actor.
‘The accused requests that this Court grant bail on appeal and offers to comply with the relevant terms and conditions imposed by the Court to enable him to be a stay-at-home father and financial provider for his family, including house arrest and/ or participation in “An electronic monitoring program administered by the probation department,” the motion said.
After Masterson’s conviction for the two rapes, he was expelled from the Church of Scientology and declared a “repressive person” – or an “SP” – which the church defines as someone whose behavior seeks to impede the spiritual progress of those around him.